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GLOSSARY.                                                          431

a piece of ground near a village set? apart for the Bnrial of
children that die as infants, before they have been initiated into Hinduism.
JU:NJ, a conrt ; an occasional residence, or rest-honse,  generally & building of

elaborate architectural design in the form of a cloistered quadrangle.
KUBHB-A* to be jealous.
Ku SKITT, shar^ning plough-snares ; the work of a village smith.

young of cattle.

A, a bundle, as of grass, vetches, &c.
a, side.

a TOW,

LAPK!, a wheedle?, flatterer.

IiXsH, the Persian word for * a corpse,* often used of a man who it merely


IJATAS:, side, direction, as purab M Zac,/to the east;5 also fi gure, or atti-

ij a twig or switch.
I, worn-out shoes.

small iron pan.

MAI^LKIYA, a small earthen pot.

MAL^K, good.

MAMI 3?iNA, to be a partisan of any one, to support his cause.

MABAZ MTJBAEAK,  c the lucky disease,5 a euphemism for 'the itch *.

MAKE, bread made of flour mixed with ghi and baked only on the tawa. This
Hindus can eat on a journey with their clothes on, and & Brahman can eat it,
though it has been baked by a bania. Ordinary bread, roti, must be eaten
with the clothes off, and cannot be eaten at all if baked by a man of inferior

MABHAITA, a hut,

M ABOIL, pride, affectation.

MATHATTRITA, an earthen pot used in churning.

MTTDDAI, the Arabic law-term for * a prosecutor ' ; generally used by villagers,,
in the sense of au enemy,' and thus frequently applied to f the defendant.5


MUK-MUKKA, a blow with the fist.

, attentive to.
NASIK, a corner of a building, a projection.
3$ATNi, a son*s daughter.
K"AUA, a barber.